On Saturday, April 30, nearly 2,000 people are expected to gather at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk for the 13th annual Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Sally’s Run.

Introduced in 2004 by grateful patients, this community-driven event has grown in size and spirit, raising more than $2.75 million since its inception, all of which has gone toward patient programs and services of the Whittingham Cancer Center.

The event features a timed 5k run at 8:30 a.m., a 3k walk at 10:30 a.m., entertainment by DNR, Fairfield County’s (almost) all physicians rock band, health booths, and children’s activities. Run awards will be provided in eight different age categories. Registration for this rain or shine benefit will begin at 7:30 a.m. for the run and 9 a.m. for the walk.

All donations made in support of the Whittingham Cancer Center Walk & Sally’s Run are tax-deductible. Information can be found at nhwalkrun.org.

The registration fee is $30 per adult/$15 per child under 19 years of age until April 29, $40 per adult day of registration, and includes a T-shirt.

Parking is free. Pets are not allowed.

For more information, contact Special Events Manager Jaimie DeSisto at 203-852-2022 or Jaimie.DeSisto@wchn.org.

The 325-bed Norwalk Hospital was established in 1893. It is now part of Western Connecticut Health Network, along with Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital.